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10 Best Hotels to be Caught in A Storm (From Huffington Post)

With the “Blizzard of the Century” bearing down on the Northeast, this roundup of charming hotels and inns is timely. The following roundup was first published in the Huffington Post: Imagine a crackling fire, a fine glass of wine, a decadent meal, and no need to call for a taxi or grab your car keys. […] Read more

Hotel Fauchere, Milford PA

In the mid-1800’s, Louis Fauchere, Master Chef at New York’s celebrated Delmonico’s Restaurant, opened Hotel Fauchere as a Pocono’s summer escape for city-weary folk. Now opened year round, and having earned a Relais and Chateaux designation, the Fauchere is but one reason to skip over the New York border to this Pennsylvania resort town. Moved […] Read more

The Lodge at Glendorn, Rustic-Luxe in Bradford PA

The Lodge at Glendorn, Bradford PA Situated on 1,500 acres, Glendorn was built in 1927 as a country retreat for oil baron, Clayton Dorn, and his large family. When the property went up for auction in 2009, locals feared that the land would be grabbed by lumber companies eager to clear it. The aptly named Forrest’s […] Read more

Get Better Results Booking Hotels Online

Even travel professionals can be misled by pretty pictures and glowing reviews on hotel booking sites. Moving rooms–or even hotels as I did on a recent trip to San Luis Obispo–can be costly and stressful. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to make sure that what you get is at least as […] Read more

The Martha Hotel, Abingdon VA

Sitting right across the street from the world famous Barter Theater,  The Martha Washington Inn, a gem of a Historic Hotel of America in Southwest Virginia, was rebranded “The Martha” to reflect more modern tastes. A recent rehab has brought this old lady into the 21st century- with room wi-fi, flat screen TV’s and plush bedding […] Read more

Keswick Hall: A Slice of Golf Heaven Near Thomas Jefferson’s Place

** Keswick Hall is currently closed for renovations in 2018 and according to the website, will reopen in 2019. Read below for 2014 review and photos…. Overview of Keswick Hall, Charlottesville, VA One of the most stunning and exclusive resorts in Charlottesville if not the whole state of Virginia, Keswick Hall casts a spell as […] Read more

Beat the Empty Nest Blues at the Madonna Inn

I recognized a few of the pale-faced empty nesters huddled at the shallow beach entry of the Madonna Inn’s cerulean pool. Earlier that week I had seen them among the families lugging pillows and plastic crates during Moving In Day at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Now those shell-shocked eyes were […] Read more

EVEN Hotel, Norwalk, CT

First Impressions of EVEN Hotel Norwalk CT I hope this is the beginning of a wonderful trend in hospitality – that of the hotel as gym, health food restaurant and workout motivator. The second of a growing brand (the first was in Rockville, MD), the Norwalk CT EVEN Hotel stands across from a corporate park […] Read more

Castle Hill Inn, Newport RI

Three miles removed from the madness of downtown, the Castle Hill Inn sits on headlands overlooking Narragansett Bay, making it the perfect vantage point to watch boat traffic coming in and out of Newport Harbor. Built as a Marine Laboratory and summer home for Swiss-born copper-mining tycoon, Alexander Agassiz, whose studies formed the basis for […] Read more

Inn At Montchanin Village, Montchanin DE

FIRST IMPRESSIONS of the Inn At Montchanin Village Once housing the laborers who worked at the Hagley Powder Mills nearby, you can’t help but feel a sense of irony as you meander down “Privy Lane” – original latrines line the street where upscale guest cottages now stand. I’d wager the only luxury inn in America that […] Read more

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